We are pleased to report that the University of Glasgow has been ranked nineteenth in the world for the positive impact it has on society, according to a new report by Times Higher Education. The THE Impact Rankings, which demonstrate the difference a university is making in the world by working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, places the University of Glasgow first in Scotland and third in the UK.
This is the title of a new Expert Paper which has been published by DVV International. It is based on a study looking at theoretical implications as well as practical experiences, especially from the cooperation with partners worldwide.
During a cultural event on March 03, 2022, a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow (UK); the Ideas para la Paz Foundation (Colombia) and the Colegio de Sonora (Mexico) presented a report in the city of Acapulco, Mexico as one of the outcomes of the research project Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the role of education, culture and learning in responding to crises, funded by a grant from the British Academy.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthy Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) represented by Professor Michael Osborne and Dr Yulia Nesterova, CR&DALL core members from the School of Education, University of Glasgow, was delighted to be a partner in the 23rd ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU23), an interdisciplinary Hackathon on “Liveable Cities for a Sustainable Future” for Asian and European young professionals & students co-ordinated by the Asia-Europe Foundation.
The next UNESCO World Conference on Adult Learning and Education (CONFINTEA VII) will take place in Marrakesh in June 2022. It will be a time to reflect on the past decade and prepare for the future. It will be a chance to integrate deeper with the Education Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals. Civil society has been playing an increasingly important role and should continue to do so.
To prepare for this engagement the editors have selected articles on important aspects related to adult learning and education within lifelong learning for sustainable development from the past two years of the PIMA Bulletin for this collection. They cover a wide variety of thematic areas, and they are related to policy, practice and theory of our field. In addition, it can serve as a reader for students and staff.
We are a global alliance of networks, associations and organisations for adult learning and education (ALE). We recognise the fundamental importance of ALE for justice, well-being and change. While Agenda 2030 identifies lifelong learning (LLL) as critical to attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ALE which is a significant part of LLL, is largely invisible. For ALE to be seen, understood and valued, we need to advocate for greater involvement and investment by governments, donors, private sector, international organizations, and social movements.
We are saddened that the present AEQ editors, Ellen Boeren, Kevin Roessger,and Liz Roumell will be stepping down at the end of their term. We extend our deep thanks for the wonderful job they have done with the journal. We are now looking for the next set of editors.
We are delighted to extend to you an invitation to join a Global Mass Movement for Eco-Social Change! UNESCO RILA at the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce our partnership on "The People's Summit: Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind"
Generations Working Together have launched our Excellence Awards for 2022. Can you please share this information with your members and include it in your newsletters?
The International Longevity Centre in London holds an annual conference on The Future of Ageing. The 2021 conference will be held on 3 December. The UK Minister for Care and Mental Health, Gillian Keegan, will give the keynote address. These annual Future of Ageing conferences are very useful in updating developments in the transition towards a longevity society.